Parents and Families


Parents' Guide to Commencement (2015)

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 - and to their parents and families!  U-M's graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in the Michigan Stadium.

Graduation at the Michigan Stadium

When Is Grad School the Best Choice?

Does your student want to go to graduate school? Why? When? Although about 25% of U-M students do go straight to graduate school after attaining their Bachelors, there are many routes to a graduate education and to a career path.

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Pre-Med? Plan Ahead!

Did you know that 32% of UM students who entered the College of Literature Science and the Arts in Fall 2014 indicated an interest in pursuing a health-related profession?

Student Life's Career Center offers a number of services to support this large and talented pre-medical population including the recently launched AdviseStream.

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Parent to Parent - Students Choosing Classes

In the last issue, we asked: How do you help your students to make academic choices like selecting courses, areas of study, or how many credits to take next term? Has it changed for you over their time at Michigan?

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Ready-Set-Choose!

It's course selection time again, and you may be wondering what the parent's role is in charting a student's academic course. Read on for advice for parents about how to be helpful.

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Talking About Campus Challenges

Remind your student that mutual respect does not require agreement; and it is the expectation of the University that differences of perspective will be treated with sensitivity, and that all students and community members will be safe and welcome.

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Got Questions? Get Answers!

Campus Information is more than just a hub of information about the university and Ann Arbor.  Students staff the Campus Information desks and help fellow students, staff, parents, faculty and townspeople navigate campus and provide answers to a wide array of questions.

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Spring Commencement - Everything to Know

To the Class of 2014 – and their families – congratulations!  The University of Michigan graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium.  General Motors Company Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will deliver the commencement address.

Commencement

Parent to Parent - Your Summer Plans

Last edition, we asked – What topics would you like to see covered in future editions of Family Matters? Read on for responses from other Michigan parents, as well as links to some of our most popular articles from previous editions.

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